The Cleveland Cavaliers (35-22) visit the New Orleans Pelicans (29-27) at Smoothie King Center, tipping off at 10:00 PM ET on Friday, February 10, 2023. The Pelicans are 3-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 222 point total.
How to bet Cavaliers vs. Pelicans
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -151 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +129 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 222 points.
Cavaliers vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, February 10, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Arena: Smoothie King Center
Cavaliers vs. Pelicans Betting Trends
The Cavaliers have played 57 games, with 31 wins against the spread. Cleveland has come away with 32 wins in the 46 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Cavaliers games this year have hit the over 44.6% of the time (25 out of 56 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the Pelicans are 27-28-1 this season. New Orleans has won nine of the 27 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (33.3%). The Pelicans have eclipsed the over/under 55.4% of the time this year (31 of 56 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Cavaliers vs. Pelicans Injury Report
Pelicans: Josh Richardson: Out (Trade Pending), Dyson Daniels: Out (Ankle), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland is putting up 111.8 points per game this year (25th-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined defensively, surrendering just 106.2 points per contest (best). In home games, the Cavaliers are posting 4.5 more points per game (114) than they are away from home (109.5). The Cavaliers have been scoring 112.6 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 111.8 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.
Cleveland ranks 19th in the NBA with 11.6 threes per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks ninth with a 36.7% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Cavaliers are attempting 52.9 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 62.6% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 71.9% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.6 treys per contest, which are 37.4% of their shots (and 28.1% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans puts up 115.5 points per game and allow 113.5, ranking them 11th in the NBA offensively and 15th on defense. At home the Pelicans are scoring 115.8 points per game, 0.7 more than they are averaging away (115.1). The Pelicans have played worse offensively in their previous 10 games, compiling 111.1 points per contest, 4.4 fewer points their than season average of 115.5.
Beyond the arc, New Orleans is 23rd in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.9). It is 16th in 3-point percentage at 35.7%. The Pelicans take 34.5% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 65.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.7% of the Pelicans’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 74.3% are 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Cavaliers, and we expect that Pelicans will cover the spread (Cavaliers -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 222 points.
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